Dental Exams & Cleanings
in Washington, DC
Dental cleanings and exams are the most common type of dental visit, and we recommend that everyone visit their dentist on a regular basis for professional cleanings and dental exams to maintain a healthy smile. Whether you never miss a dental appointment or you haven’t seen a dentist in years, our team would be happy to work with you. Give our office a call or send us a message to schedule your next visit today!Contact Us
Why are regular dental exams important?
Visiting our office regularly for routine dental cleanings and exams provides our team with frequent opportunities to assess your oral health. It also provides patients with the opportunity to bring up any questions or concerns they may have regarding their teeth or gums. Visiting your dentist on a regular basis increases the odds that dental issues will be diagnosed and treated earlier when they tend to be less advanced and easier to treat. Patients who have regular dental exams are also less likely to need to schedule emergency appointments for things like severe tooth or gum pain.
What does the teeth cleaning process include?
Patients sometimes wonder how a professional dental cleaning differs from brushing their teeth at home. Professional teeth cleanings offer a deeper clean because dental hygienists are expertly trained to remove plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas around the gumline and in between teeth. In addition to scraping away plaque, the teeth are also brushed with a high-powered toothbrush and a special gritty toothpaste. Your hygienist may also ask you questions about your oral health and make some preliminary notes for Dr. Brewster.
How often do I need to schedule cleanings and exams?
For most patients, seeing their primary dental care provider for routine preventive care twice per year is typically enough. Patients who have periodontal disease or are on the verge of developing periodontal disease may need to come in more frequently for deep cleanings and periodontal maintenance. Our team can assess your teeth and gums and let you know how often you should be scheduling routine dental visits. Have any other questions or concerns? Feel free to contact us, and we will be more than happy to assist you.Contact Us